A  stunning 15th century gem set in the heart of the medieval village of Lavenham, Suffolk. 

Read on to find out more about The Swan at Lavenham, what food they serve and how fancy the rooms are.

Where is The Swan at Lavenham?

The quiet village of Lavenham is a 30-or-so-minute drive south of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.

If you're driving, the hotel has two car parks one of which is very close to the main entrance.

What is The Swan at Lavenham like?

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Its half-timbered exterior gives way to a cosy, luxe interior where the building’s period features shine, from oak beams and flagstone floors to open fires and cosy nooks.

Make sure to have a drink at the hotel’s Airmen’s Bar which is named in honour of the US airmen stationed  at RAF Lavenham in the Second World War.

The bar is stuffed with memoribilia from those days.  

What is there to do at The Swan at Lavenham?

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We ran out of time to visit, but the hotel has a new Weavers’ House Spa with an outdoor vitality pool, steam room and sauna as well as treatment rooms.

Overnight guests can enjoy a complimentary hour’s session, treatments extra.

What is there to eat and drink at The Swan and Lavenham?

The beautiful Gallery restaurant, with beams and minstrel’s gallery,   promises hearty yet sophisticated British classics.

The same menu – and  lighter bites – are on offer in the Mess Call 487 brasserie with its terrace overlooking the hotel’s secluded garden.

What are the rooms at The Swan at Lavenham like?

Just lovely. All 45 rooms and suites are different with plenty of period charm and modern facilities.

Our suite had a separate living room with half-timbered walls,  quirky beams and country-chic sofas.

The bedroom featured antique furniture and the bathroom a very decent power shower.

Harry Potter fans should enquire after the tiny door under the stairs which opens into an enchanting bedroom.

How much is The Swan at Lavenham?

A one-night half-board stay at The Swan at Lavenham Hotel and Spa is from £170 per night, based on two sharing and including dinner in the Gallery restaurant and full Suffolk breakfast. 

Click here to book or call 01787 247 477.

Is The Swan at Lavenham family friendly?

Although, the hotel doesn't have a family focus, there are suitable rooms for families of four, including the Priory Suite which has two bedrooms.

The hotel asks that if you're travelling with kids under the age of 8, and you wish to have dinner, that you book a table in the Brasserie and not The Gallery.

Is there access for guests with disabilities?

Because of the age of the building, there is no access for wheelchair users, both restaurants and the Airmen's Bar do, however, have ramps.

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